Pro Tone vs E10 vs Fender MIM?

Discussion in 'Squier Stratocasters' started by SitarGod, Dec 2, 2019.

Next Strat?

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  2. Pro Tone

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  3. Mexican

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  1. SitarGod

    SitarGod Squier Talker

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    Sep 8, 2019
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    Hey lads and lasses with the festive season coming up I'm looking at picking up a new strat fairly soon, I picked up a YN strat awhile ago now which is a great player that I was considering throwing some nice pickups in and maybe replacing the trem but I'd prefer a maple fretboard as I'm not gelling with the rosewood, I've eyed up two korean strats, a pro tone and an E10 for pretty much the same price.

    For similar prices I could probably pick up a MIM fender so I'm unsure what to go for as I've never played either of koreans and the mexicans I've played have all been pretty nice. What would you guys suggest picking up out of the three and how do they compare to something like a CV which go for cheaper than all of them?
     
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  2. SitarGod

    SitarGod Squier Talker

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  3. Roccobagadonuts

    Roccobagadonuts Dr. Squier

    Sep 8, 2010
    Remulak
    Their all pretty close to each other as far as quality goes. Their gonna play and feel a lot different tho... 87' Korean models are kinda unique among Squiers in that the maple fretboard and rosewood fretboard strat versions had different neck profiles, with the maple neck version having a soft V type thing going on... The differences on the necks is gonna be rather big among those models. Protone neck for example is satin finish while the E10 is gonna be gloss... The E10 is also gonna be among the thinnest necks ever put on a Squier. If not the thinnest... So ya might wanna consider if ya like chunkier necks or thin. Satin finish or gloss... That's probably the best way to decide whats gonna be best for ya... If ya don't like thin necks u want nothing to do with an E10 57' MIK strat...
     
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  4. Zeedoctour

    Zeedoctour Squier Talker

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    Yeah I'll echo those remarks and say if the guitars are stock, the biggest difference is going to be in the necks. The rest of the variations are not going to be very great.
     
  5. Matt Shevell

    Matt Shevell Squier-Nut

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    The Protones are highly spoken of
    Good luck whatever you decide, I think you’re safe with each choice
     
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  6. SitarGod

    SitarGod Squier Talker

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    Great response mate cheers, I was actually leaning towards the E10 because of the gloss neck vs Satin but I was thinking the pro tone would be the one with the thinner neck! I'll probably head down to Dawson's and get a feel for a thinner neck as I've only played chunkers up to now but I have fairly big hands so I can see myself not liking the thinner profile of the E10.
     
  7. SitarGod

    SitarGod Squier Talker

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    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Cheers lads as I saw I'll see if I can find something with a similar neck profile and finish to them both at a music shop and decide from there
     
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